Musicians cook in the kitchen on May 5 and 10 when Grammy-nominated music group DEORO returns to Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium with a program entitled MusiKitchen.
Joining forces with chef Peter Giannakas (owner of Astoria's Ovelia Psistaria, whose credits include Food Network's CHOPPED, Plate Magazine, and the I Love Corn Cookbook) and award winning song-writer Rachel Sage, will be cellist Dave Eggar and percussionist Chuck Palmer of Deoro, the Grammy-nominated group.
They will "fuse the worlds of live cooking and music in a flavorful adventure of cuisine, classical music, jazz, groove, and original songs created on the spot. The sounds of the kitchen will erupt into beats, and recipes will burst into song as these versatile artists cook up an infectious musical stew demonstrating the parallels of virtuosity and improvisation essential to both cooking and music. Experimental video artist THE DLP will complement the ensemble with live and VJ video mixing showing the chef's Greek roots both cultural and in the kitchen and the inner world of the restaurant and the concert hall as the lives of the musicians and chef's blur, revealing a startling ending."
May 5, for the Meet the Artist Saturdays family series, MusiKitchen will be an informal, behind-the-scenes program, featuring performance, audience participation and Q&A. While May 10, Target® Free Thursdays, it will be a full, concert-setting evening.
Admission is FREE. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. Easy access via subway: No. 1 IRT to 66th Street/Lincoln Center or A, B, C, D or No. 1 to 59th Street/Columbus Circle; Buses: M5, M7, M11, M66, M104 to Broadway. Parking is available.
For more information, including an updated calendar of performances and programs at the Atrium, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium